11 things you need to know about council and school pay

If you work in a council or school (or wholly owned company like the Children’s Trust), your voting papers will be mailed to you in December, with a freepost envelope. Local government members working in councils and schools are balloting for strike action. But why? What has happened? And what’s next? Here is everything you […]

UNISON backs mobilisation for climate day of action

Government must deliver ‘a fair and just’ response to the climate emergency UNISON’s national executive council (NEC) is fully supporting plans for UK trade unions to mobilise around the country as part of the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on 6 November. The event is one of many aimed at putting pressure on […]

Help improve COVID-19 safety in schools

UNISON is asking members to email their MP to put pressure on the government to reintroduce COVID-19 safety measures in schools UNISON, along with GMB, NEU and Unite, is urging school staff and parents to email their MP to raise concerns about the surge in COVID-19 cases and related absences in schools since the start of the […]

Special Q&A Session for Members

On Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 1-2pm Birmingham Branch will be hosting a special Q&A session to talk about pensions and around the Global Day for Climate Justice taking place on Saturday 6th November. The meeting will be held on Zoom. The pension issue ties into the demonstration well, as currently the pension pot which […]

Birmingham COP26 Protest

Birmingham COP26 protest – join the trade union bloc. Saturday 6th November 2021 12 noon Eastside Gardens, Millennium Point The UK Government is hosting “COP26” (the UN global climate summit) in Glasgow this November. This Summit is where world leaders will come together to decide our future. The global climate emergency is here and now, […]

Birmingham Branch September Newsletter

The September Newsletter came out earlier this month – did you get chance to read it? If not see a preview below and click to download the full copy. Click to download the September 2021 Newsletter

TUC Midlands & Stand Up To Racism 2021 Anti-racism Summit

From TUC Midlands and Stand Up to Racism: We are delighted to be holding our fifth annual anti-racism summit on 18th September 2021, the theme of which is opposing the racist offensive. Saturday 18th September 2021 11am Online Event After the Black Lives Matter movement has shifted the national debate in a positive direction there […]

COP26 – Climate Change and the United Nations

The Glasgow COP26 in November is fast approaching and the eyes of the world will be watching intently. What is COP26? It is the 26th ‘Conference Of the Parties’, which is a United Nations summit. Why is it important? It is the place where the United Nations will discuss the effects of Climate Change upon […]

“Third Generation” Parity Payments Update

A letter has been sent to all Birmingham Branch members this week who may be eligible for the “third generation” equal pay payments, if you were employed by Birmingham City Council, Acivico or Birmingham Children’s Trust on or after 31st October 2018. Please see below the letter sent by the joint trade unions: Dear Union […]

Birmingham Branch Condemns racist abuse following Euro final

Birmingham Unison strongly condemn the racist abuse that has been displayed via social media, and other channels following the Euro’s football result. We encourage staff to report any discriminatory posts  via the appropriate channels both on social media and otherwise. The abuse that the players have been receiving is unacceptable. The team achieved an amazing […]